As some readers of this blog might recall I participated in the New Cities Summit earlier this year as one of the panelists discussing Big Urban Data. Below is a video recording of the full session, which turned out to be a very interesting discussion that continued throughout the rest of the conference. For those of you who don’t have an hour to spare (not all of you work at research departments, I suspect :), below the video you’ll find [ Read more ]
The seventh edition of the operating system for my mobile phone of choice was just released. I’m noting, subjectively, that the most new-ish thing is not the aesthetic scheme, not the new features nor the new easy-to-access functions — it’s the three dimensional navigation. Nope, not the parallax effect or the semitranslucent panels, but the way the interface takes you back an forth when you click on [ Read more ]
Earlier this year I was in São Paulo for the New Cities Summit discussing how cities can become more human among other things. When traveling that far away from home to one of the more exciting mega cities in the world, I did of course take the opportunity to explore the city. One of my excursions led me to the Poupatempo [ Read more ]
Just a short post to let you know that we at Ericsson Research have engaged in a collaboration with the Graduate School of Media Design at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. The Graduate School of Media Design has presented some really great research over the years and we at the UX [ Read more ]
After some time in the administrative systems of the universities, the two reports from our recent master thesis workers are finally published and available on the web! Both projects were initiated during our work with the challenges that different megacities around the world are facing, and the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) we see being part of the solutions.
Throughout the city-related projects we have come across [ Read more ]
In a recent project aiming to compare “distributed LTE enabled telco-cloud” solutions versus current best practice (i.e. Wi-Fi and Internet-based cloud), we developed a Pac-Man inspired simulator to show this comparison in a an easy to understand manner.
Theoretical advantages of LTE are the larger coverage area and the use of regulated spectrum. However, how and if the technical performance in responsiveness, security, reliability, [ Read more ]
In large technologically-driven organizations with a broad and complex product range, establishing a user-centric approach to product design can be very challenging. The shift towards designing products and services for compelling experiences for users requires (among other things) changes in planning, resources and processes.
I have recently contributed to an Ericsson Review article that my former colleague Didier Chincholle put together on the topic. It presents how [ Read more ]
The last few years the UX Lab has worked with a number of activities which in one way or another have involved ‘cloud-something’, and it has become increasingly clear to us that the word ‘cloud’ has become so inflated that it is almost useless in any kind of critical or creative discussion. It’s what usually happens with buzzwordified marketing concepts.
Maybe ‘the cloud’ was a [ Read more ]
The theme for the conference is “The Human City”, and the Big Urban Data session [ Read more ]
At the moment the UX Lab is quite busy with a number of activities that are difficult to share any specific information about – mainly because we are in the middle of getting our heads around things. So instead of writing about what we haven’t done yet, I reckon it might be of interest to point at some of the topics we have been thinking about [ Read more ]